REMEMBER - Restoring the Memory of Adriatic ports sites. Maritime culture to foster Balanced Territorial growth


REMEMBER is an European project co-funded by the cross-border cooperation Programme Italy-Croatia 2014-2020 with an overall allocation of € 2,8 million.

The project is led by the Central Adriatic Sea Port Authority (Port of Ancona) and involves the Port Authorities of North Adriatic Sea (Ports of Venice and Chioggia), Central North Adriatic Sea (Port of Ravenna), Eastern Adriatic Sea (Ports of Trieste and Monfalcone), the Polytechnic University of Marche Region, the Port Authorities of Zara and Dubrovnik, the National Museum of Zara and the Regional Development Agency of the Split-Dalmatia County.

REMEMBER aims to promote the maritime cultural heritage of Adriatic Sea, through the creation of a network of 8 virtual museums spread on the coastal area of both countries and by the means of a Memorandum of Understanding, signed by all partners, for the establishment of a permanent “Cultural Network of Adriatic Ports”. The virtual museums will contribute to preserve and to increase the knowledge about the development of traditions, professions, arts and more generally the maritime culture of the Adriatic port-cities. Citizens and visitors will be able to access wide array of documentation, pictures, tales and monuments that are tangible proof of such a maritime heritage, with the support of multimedia instruments that will enable the users to upgrade the fruition with a virtual experience.  

The role of North Adriatic Sea Port Authority (NASPA): with a dedicated budget of 330.000 € NASPA is responsible for drafting the methodological guidelines to implement activities for the preservation of the cultural heritage – tangible and intangible assets - of Italian and Croatian Adriatic ports. This will be the first fundamental step for an effective promotion of the cultural and historical added-value of maritime port-cities heritage and improving their relationships with their connected neighbourhoods.
This objective is achieved through the collection and preservation of the memory of the social and economic evolution of the port-city relations and between the ports of the Italian and Croatian Adriatic shores, as well as through the enhancement of the common identity and traditions linked to common maritime culture. In addition, the Venetian port authority will be involved in the creation of a "virtual museum" (VM) related to the Venetian maritime and port-based culture, to be included in the cross-border permanent network of VM.